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Old 02-27-2012   #1
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Salt in mid April

For all of you who might be more in the know than me, please give me your best advice.

I need to make the call here in the next few days on whether I'm going to keep my April 18th Salt permit. I know a lot can change between now and then, but based on the current conditions, will there be water left? Getting time off is no problem at work with advanced notice, but last minute is tough.

Your 2 cents please!


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Old 02-27-2012   #2
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I think it's very unlikely that there will be enough water that late in the season this year.

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Old 02-27-2012   #3
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Probably kayak only at that date, if you're lucky....
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Old 02-27-2012   #4
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My husbad drew a permit for April 17th, and we are still watching a waiting. We both worked on the Salt from 2007-2010 and have commercially rafted the day stretch down to about 400cfs, with a six load in a 14 ft boat. Why do guests get fatter as the water drops?
It is defenately nice to know your the lines through the shallow parts which tend to be at the top of most rapids. The Salt is so unpredictable, I have seen it peak the last week of Feburary one season and the second week of April in another. We need to hope for March snow storms. I am planning on waiting to send the $125 until the absolute deadline of 21 days prior to launch date. I believe you can fax the payment.
60% snowpack not looking so good, hope for cold weather and more snow!
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Old 02-27-2012   #5
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It is unlikely to have much water at that point, but not out of the question. It seems like the weather pattern is just now finally changing, and it won't take but 2-3 good storms to significantly improve things in the next couple of weeks....but if that doesn't happen it's going to melt fast and be gone.
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Old 02-27-2012   #6
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It will be on the down swing by then, but if we keep getting these little storms it could be 300-450 around then. According to Lower Colorado River Basin Historical data there is 50%-75% chance that it would flow at that rate (for this type of year). It's been following the 50-75% range so far this season.

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